Ubaldo Righetti

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Ubaldo Righetti
Personal information
Date of birth (1963-03-01) 1 March 1963 (age 54)
Place of birth Sermoneta, Italy
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1987 Roma 112 (1)
1987–1988 Udinese 24 (0)
1988–1990 Lecce 53 (0)
1990–1995 Pescara 87 (2)
National team
1983–1984 Italy U-21 4 (0)
1983–1985  Italy 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ubaldo Righetti (born 1 March 1963 in Sermoneta) is a retired Italian professional football player, who played as a defender; he was usually deployed as a centre-back.[1]

Club career[edit]

Righetti played 10 seasons in the Italian Serie A for A.S. Roma, Udinese, U.S. Lecce, Bari, and Delfino Pescara 1936. He is mostly remembered for his time with Roma under manager Nils Liedholm (1980–1987), the club with which he made his debut, winning the Serie A title during the 1982–83 season, as well as three Coppa Italia titles, in 1981, 1984, and 1986. During his Roma career, he also helped the club to reach the final of the 1983–84 European Cup; he scored in the resulting penalty shootout that Roma eventually lost to Liverpool F.C. in the 1984 European Cup Final. Due to his performances in the European Cup with Roma that season, he notably won the Bravo Award in 1984, which is awarded to the best Under-23 played in European Competitions. Despite his talent, Righetti was accused of never fulfilling his potential demonstrated in earlier years, and the later part of his career was much less successful.[2][3] In 1987, he transferred to Udinese for a season, and he was subsequently sent to Serie B side Lecce; during his time with the club, he was sent briefly on loan to local side Bari, with which he won the Mitropa Cup in 1990,[4] later moving to Pescara the following season. He ended his career after four seasons with the Serie B club, helping the club to obtain promotion to Serie A during the 1991–92 season, although they would once again be relegated to Serie B the following season. He ended his career with the club in Serie B in 1994.[2][5]

International career[edit]

Righetti also made 8 appearances for the Italian national team throughout his career, between 1983–85, under manager Enzo Bearzot.[6]

After retirement[edit]

Following his retirement he briefly attempted to pursue a coaching career. He currently works as a commentator for RAI.[3][2]






  1. ^ "RIGHETTI UBALDO" (in Italian). TuttoCalciatori.net. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Scheda Giocatore Ubaldo Righetti" (in Italian). Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Ubaldo Righetti" (in Italian). Il Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "33) Bari – Genoa, 21 maggio 1990 – U Bàr iè fort (?)". Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Prevendita, obiettivo 18 mila paganti". gelocal.it (in Italian). 17 March 2012. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "Nazionale in cifre: Righetti, Ubaldo". figc.it (in Italian). FIGC. Retrieved 24 April 2015. 

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